We believe that taking
care of the Client or prospective Client's needs
- even if doing so means
we PASS THE WORK ON!
ECA performs Steel Tank
Institute (STI) Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections,
in accordance with the SP001 (5th Edition - September
2011) protocol. Some hapless tank owners have been
told the following FALSEHOODS:
Vents must be properly
sized and functonal, BEFORE Continued Use
certification can be granted - NOT!
Inadequate tank shell
thickness can be remedied by simply LINING
the tank - NOT!
The certifying (SP001)
tank inspector doesn't need to PERSONALLY
INSPECT the tanks - NOT!
ECA performs all aspects of
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
compliance work. We will help you determine whether
or not your facility even requires an SPCC Plan (a
Spill Response Plan may suffice). If an SPCC Plan is
necessary, we will prepare one that meets all
criteria of the most current revision of 40 CFR
112.7, the EPA's Spill Regulation. If you already
have SPCC Plans in place, we will bring you into
compliance with a less-expensive rewrite.
presentation of The Final Spill Rule at the 2007
Northwest Public Power Association's Engineering and
Operations Conference in Tacoma, Washington. A PDF
reader is required to view this document. Go to
either Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader) or
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download a FREE PDF reader!
Geophysics performs geophysical
surveys that accomplish several objectives that
include 1) determining depth to bedrock (electrical
and seismic methods), 2) establishing IBC Site Class
via Refraction Microtremor - ReMi (seismic method),
3) locating buried metallic debris and drums
(magnetic method), 4) delineating boundaries of solid
waste management units - SWMUs (electromagnetic
method), and 5) locating buried utilities, piping,
and tanks (ground penetrating radar - GPR method)).
ECA performs geological
site assessments of properties (and surrounding
land), to address county growth management concerns.
Phase 2 environmental site assessments include
subsurface investigations, soil and groundwater
analyses, and air quality studies, in order to
determine if any hazardous materials have adversely
affected the site environment (soil, groundwater, and
air). The Phase 2 report includes data interpretation
and a summary evaluation, as well as recommendations
for remedial actions.
Condition Assessments (PCAs)
ECA is a dual-scope
provider of PCAs and Phase 1 ESAs, so you avoid
paying for TWO separate assessors on the same job!
Phase 1 environmental site assessments (ESAs)
provide background and historical information to
determine previous site usage; provide an overview of
local soils, geology, and hydrogeology; and of course
provide a current assessment of operational
conditions. Evaluations are made by reviewing
available public records, interviewing appropriate
parties, and then performing a detailed site
reconnaissance to identify any existing or potential
environmental liabilities that exist at, or adjacent
to, the subject property. ECA provides comprehensive
due diligence Phase 1 ESAs, as per ASTM Standard E
1527, at reasonable Lump-Sum costs.
for the current EPA
Standards for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries.
to download EDR's
article on All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) - a MUST
read for any due diligence professional!
Phase 3 Alternatives
The Phase 3 process involves the selection and design
of a remedial methodology, the development of a cost
/ time budget, and the implementation of actual
remediation procedures. Upon completion, a final
report is submitted to the oversight agency (local,
state, or federal regulator) that is requesting
closure of the site. Once closure or a no further
action status is granted, the property is then ready
other services provided by ECA and ECA